Saturday, February 22, 2014

Re-Registration Due February 28, 2014
As a reminder your child must be re-registered for the 2014-2015 school year in order to guarantee them a seat.
This is especially important in the PreK, Kindergarten and First grades.
Re-Registration monies must be paid to SMART tuition after signing the form with Mrs. Resto in the tuition office.
Beginning Monday Marc 3rd Mrs. Resto will call to remind parents. If the class closes out due to new students your child will be places on a waiting list.

Fund Raising Candy
This is the last call for candy bars to assist parents with their fund raising requirements. The last order for bars will be placed this week to assist you in fulfilling your contractual agreement for fund-raising. Please see Mrs. Resto this week.

Mr. Woods - Absent week of February 24th
Mr. Woods will be undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Monday, February 24th. Some of you may have noticed that since November he has been limping due to a fall. Mr. Woods will be returning Sunday March 2nd. Should you have any questions you may contact him via e-mail at or you may see Alba in the office who will relay the message.
Mr. Placido and Mr. Marcial will be in contact with Sister June Clare Tracy, OP, the regional superintendent on a daily basis regarding the school.

Special Gym classes this Week - Please read carefully so that your child is not upset.
Kindergarten, Grade 3 and Grade 7
Kindergarten, Grade 2; Grade 5, Grade 7 and Grade 8
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 6 and Grade 8
Grade Pk-2 (Ms. Rodriguez); Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 6 and Grade 7
Grade PreK-1 (Mrs. Fundora); Grade 1, Grade 4

Monday - February 24, 2014
Reading Coach will work with students in grades 3, 6 and 7

Tuesday - February 25, 2014
Math coach will work with students in grades 4, 6 & 8

Wednesday - February 26, 2014

Math Coach will work with students in grades 4, 6, & 8

Thursday- February 27, 2014
Gilder Lehrman Workshop for Social Studies for teachers of grades 4 & 5

Friday - February 28, 2014
Differentiated Learning Coach will work with students in grades 1, 3 and 6

Sunday - March 2nd
Confirmation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students

March Calendars will be sent home on Monday, March 3rd

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Week of February 17, 2014 Announcements

Asbestos Inspection Letter to Parents 2014
An Asbestos Inspection was performed on Wednesday February 12, 2014. There is one piece of asbestos in the boiler room of the school above the boiler. It poses no threat to the health of any child or school worker. The following letter is required to inform parents and custodial staff of its presence. For those of you who are graduates of OLQM you may remember that 98% of the asbestos was removed from the school in the summer of 1984. You may fondly remember that it was not completed on time and that school began one week later than everyone else.
Dear Parents,
Although you may not realize it, asbestos is a common material in almost every building in our society. It is a fireproofing material; it is found in floor tiles, it is used as an acoustical material to deaden sound. Under certain conditions, however, when it is damaged, asbestos can prove to be a concern.

Several years ago, because of that concern, the Federal Government asked every school in the country to conduct an inspection for all asbestos-containing materials.
The inspection of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School revealed asbestos-containing materials in the basement of the school. It is as the Environmental Protection Agency states, "important to note that not all friable asbestos-containing material need be removed from schools. Once such material has been identified, a program can be implemented to insure that the material is maintained in good condition, and that appropriate precautions are followed when the material is disturbed for any reason."

Nevertheless, in order to insure that no danger arises in the future from the friable asbestos, we have arranged corrective action.

Furthermore, in any student access area where friable asbestos has been detected, environmental engineers have been retained to do inspection and evaluation work in order to advise what, if any, steps are required to insure the ongoing welfare of students and staff, and to assure that no student or staff member will be exposed to unsafe levels of friable asbestos. The Archdiocese of New York has spent over 10 million dollars in the abatement of asbestos since 1983 (long before the current regulations), and will continue with its commitment to provide a safe environment for our students and employees.

The management plan is available to all parents and staff for review on Sundays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Re-Registration 2014-2015

A reminder to parents that re-registration for the 2014-2015 school year has begun. Please see Mrs. Resto in the tuition office for a re-registration form. Re-Registration fees have been posted on your account by SMART tuition. If you plan on not returning to OLQM in September please inform Mrs. Resto so that she may have the fee removed from your account.
Parents of students in PreK-4 (Ms. Rodriguez's class) and Kindergarten should re-register early to guarantee their child's placement for September 2014. Once registration is open for new students in March there may not be a place for those two grades as they fill up early.

Tuesday- February 18, 2014
Generation Life will speak to 7th and 8th grade students 1:00 PM
Parents Invited.
Last Day for Mr. Woods to receive a request for tuition extension for this month.
Differentiated Learning Coach will work with students in grade 1, 2 and 8.

Wednesday - February 19, 2014
Math coach will work with students in grade 4, 6, and 8.

Thursday- February 20, 2014
Tuition due to SMART Tuition.
History Day Fair at OLQM 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Parents invited.

Friday- February 21, 2014

Calendar Change - Dismissal at 3:00 PM
The half day for professional development will be moved to a later month.

Saturday- February 22, 2014 - George Washington's Birthday
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Sunday - February 23, 2014
Reconciliation Class 12:00 noon
Mass at 1:00 PM for all students
Biology Class 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week of February 10, 2014 Announcements

Unit IV Week 4

Re-Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
Re-Registration papers are available in the tuition office.
There is no Tuition Scale on the paper as the Board of Directors will determine the tuition rate in or around March 5th.
All fees remain the same.
The Re-Registration fee is due to SMART Tuition by February 28, 2014. It is important that all students who are returning in September be re-registered by the end of February.
The tuition rate will be determined by the projected costs and the number of students that feasibly will be at OLQM in September.
If you have any questions please see Mr. Woods.

Interim Assessments # 3
The final Interim Assessment will be administered this week.
Tuesday - February 11th - Mathematics
Wednesday - February 12th - ELA (English Language Arts)
As mentioned previously The Archdiocese of New York has determined that the scores will not be released at this time until all assessments are gathered and data correlated.

Yearly Calendar
A number of parents have forgotten that the Yearly Calendar is posted on the school web site of
You can also click the link at the top of this page which will take you to the school web page.

Snow Days
In the past it was determined that when the public schools closed that OLQM would close. The Archdiocese as most parents would agree acted wisely in determining that this last week's closure was a wise decision on the part of the regional superintendents. If you did not receive the message that school was closed then you should see Alba so that your IRIS account may be updated. The two days that OLQM was closed will be made up in June as per Archdiocesean policy.

Monday - February 10, 2014 Feast of St. Scholastica
Re-Registration papers in tuition office.

Tuesday- February 11, 2014 - Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass at 9:00 A.M. led by the students of the 2nd grade. Parents Wecome.
Interim Assessment #3 - Mathematics - students should have 2 or 3 pencils with them.
Anti-bullying curriculum will be covered in the Religion classes today.

Wednesday- February 12, 2014 - Lincoln's Birthday
Interim Assessment # 3 - English Language Arts

Thursday - February 13, 2014
PreK cake sale in auditorium 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Mrs. Fundora and Ms. Rodriguez's classes will hold their annual cake sale.

Friday - February 14, 2014 Valentin'es Day

Students may wear RED shirts, ties, slacks, skirts and not need a NUT card.
Please check with your child's teacher if they are having a Valentine's Day celebration.

Sunday - February 16, 2014
No Classes. Mass at 1:00 PM for all students.
No Biology Class

Monday - February 17th - President's Day

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Week of February 3, 2014 Announcements

Re-Registration 2014-2015

Beginning February 3rd re-registration forms for the 2014-2015 school year will be available in the tuition office.
The re-registration form needs to be filled out in the office and SMART tuition will then bill you the re-registration fee of $100.00.
The tuition rate for the 2014-2015 will not be determined until the first week of March after the Board of Directors has met regarding the school budget.
Mr. Woods will keep parents informed when he is notified.
Re-Registration forms are due by February 28th.
If your child is not returning please let Mrs. Resto know so that we will inform SMART Tuition.

Cornerstone Student Information System
A great deal of e-mail was received over the weekend regarding the Student Information System.
The system was turned off on Friday because we cannot upload Quarter 3 subjects etc. We have notified Cornerstone and the gliches should be worked out this week.

School Evaluation - Thursday February 6, 2014
Sister June Clare Tracy, OP the regional superintendent will be here to sit in classrooms, speak to teachers and staff and a small parent group.
Students who are usually late should try and make it to school on time so that they will not interrupt her classroom visitation by their late arrival.

Monday - February 3, 2014 - Feast of St. Blaise
Prayer Service at 2:00 PM wherein students throats will be blessed. Parents are welcome to attend.
February calendars will be sent home.
Map A Month will be sent home for students in grades 4-8.

Tuesday - February 4, 2014
PWC - Price Waterhouse Cooper will be giving a workshop to students in Grades 3-8 on the topic Credit and Debit

Wednesday- February 5, 2014
Feast of St. Agatha

Thursday - February 6, 2014
School Evaluation Visit
Gym classes for students in grades PK-2, 2, 4, 6 & 7

Friday - February 7, 2014
Reading Coach

Gym Classes for students in PK-1; Grades 3, 4, 5 & 7

Sunday - February 9, 2014
Communion Class 12:00 noon
Mass for all students 1:00 PM
Biology Class 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM